The Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) will be the first financial institution in the state to officially accept mobile driver’s licenses (mDL) as a legal form of digital identification for all banking transactions.
The technology behind the new mDL was developed by GET Group North America and The Utah Driver License Division (DLD) and has now been deployed on a larger scale, after a successful pilot test in the first half of 2021.
Currently, the Utah DLD uses the GET Mobile Administrator platform to issue optional mobile driver’s licenses to state mDL pilot participants.
Once they get their mDL, citizens have full control over what data they choose to share with financial institutions in order to perform specific banking transactions, according to the GET Group announcement.
During the pilot program, UCCU will use the GET Mobile Verify application to verify mDLs without contact and using cryptographic proof of identity.
“We are thrilled to be a pioneer of the Utah mDL Pilot Project, as we believe that standardized mobile identifiers provide our members with a more convenient, safe and secure way to entrust us with their credentials,” commented Justin Olson, Chief Information Officer of UCCU.
“It has long seemed logical that driver’s licenses and IDs follow the path of credit cards, and so many other aspects of life, by becoming mobile,” added Olson. “The pandemic has really accelerated our search for ways to enable contactless information exchange and improve our customer service. “
It is estimated that 10,000 people are expected to participate in the digital ID pilot project by the end of the year.
Other states, including Iowa, are also moving forward with their mDL deployment plans.
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